February, 2009

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Modern Wedding Cake

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Competition Cake #2 is done!  This 5-tier wedding cake is done with chocolate and tinted vanilla fondant with royal icing accents throughout.  Tonight/tomorrow, I’m doing a 1st-birthday party cake for a little girl… more pictures soon!

5-Tier Modern Wedding Cake

Mosaic Tiered Wedding Cake

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

This weekend was dedicated to one of my entries for this year’s Capitol Confectioners Club show/competition (That Takes the Cake 2009).  I decided several weeks ago to attempt a three-tier wedding style cake decorated in a tile-like mosaic.  With 12 different colors of fondant, this was a big project and took most of the weekend.  The “cake” is actually styrofoam since it’s for the show - an interesting new medium to work with.  :)  Now that this cake is ready to go, I’ve got 1 or 2 more that I need to rock out for this weekend!

Modern Mosaic Wedding Cake

Rock ‘N Rolla

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

This Saturday marked the final performance of my boyfriend P.J.’s band, Beta Valentine…  To celebrate the last performance together at the Club De Ville in Austin, I made a Beta Valentine-themed cake to take to the show.  At P.J.’s request, I made a rich lemon cake with cream cheese filling… It’s iced in vanilla fondant (gray for the boys…) and the band logo is also vanilla fondant.  I have to give credit to P.J. for the logo - he painstakingly cut out the logo elements while we were scrambling to finish things up pre-show.  :)   Also, the beautiful cupcakes were made by another member of the Beta Valentine family - Chris’ wife Jennifer.  Yum!

Rock and Roll Party Cake

Busy, busy!!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Wow!  What a busy 24 hours!  I did three cakes for Saturday - no small feat with a day job.  Cake #1 was for my sweet little neighbor, a lovely little girl having her third birthday party.  She requested a white cake with pink icing… see below for the results!  It’s a sour cream white cake with pink buttercream filling and pink fondant.  The little white flowers are fondant with a touch of royal icing. 

Blooming Birthday Cake (Girl)

Cake #2 was another birthday cake for a little lady, this one turning eight today.  She has a love for all things crafty and requested a painter-inspired cake.  This cake was vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling and vanilla fondant.  The fondant was handpainted to look like watercolor, and there are a handmade fondant painter’s palette (with royal icing paint) and a few paintbrushes as accents.  Here it is:  

Painter Birthday Cake (Girl)

Cake #3 was a quick little cake for my lovely neighbor Courtney… a fun little buttercream.  It’s a sour cream chocolate cake with peanut butter and Reese’s Cup filling, iced with chocolate and vanilla buttercream. 

Now I’m getting prepped for the upcoming Capitol Confectioners Club competition at the end of the month… should be fun!

Baby Shower - Little Lamb

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This was another great baby shower project…  this one for a friend of a friend.  The momma-to-be requested a lamb theme to align with the shower theme, so I decided to do a handmade little lamb figurine topping the cake.  The cake itself was a new recipe:  lemon cake with both lemon buttercream and blackberry fillings.  I iced with tinted vanilla fondant.  The little lamb is fondant and is painted with some edible glitter dust to give it the sheen.

Lamb Baby Shower Cake (Girl)

Baby Shower - Planes & Elephants!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This was a really exciting project for me… A friend of mine asked me to do two cakes for a friend’s baby shower… each with a unique theme.  Cake #1 was to be airplane-inspired to honor the pilots in the celebrant’s family (chocolate cake with dark chocolate buttercream & vanilla fondant).   Cake #2 was to reflect the shower invitation with little baby feet and a sentimental baby elephant (white cake with vanilla buttercream & vanilla fondant).  All of the figures are hand-made/hand-painted fondant!


Airplane Baby Shower Cake (Boy)

Elephant Baby Shower Cake (Boy)

New Year’s Eve 2008

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

My boyfriend and I hosted a New Year’s Eve party at our new home in Austin this past year… tons of fun, but a little crazy since we returned from holiday travels the night before…  I wanted to do a cake for the event, but didn’t have much time - the result is this two-tier fondant cake.  The bottom tier is chocolate with coconut cream cheese filling, iced in vanilla fondant. The top tier is chocolate cake with peanut butter filling, iced in chocolate fondant. I decided to do real ribbon given the short timeframe.  Whew!

New Year's Eve Party Cake

The beginning…

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This cake was my second fondant cake - it was for my office’s Thanksgiving potluck party.   This one is chocolate cake with cream cheese filling. It’s covered in chocolate and vanilla fondant, with some ribbon and buttercream detailing.

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Welcome to Wicked Cakes!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Hello! Thanks for coming by to check out my cakes! My name is Nicole, and I live in lovely Austin, TX. I developed a love of baking and cooking as a young girl and have dabbled in desserts since then. Most recently, I’ve developed a real passion for doing special occasion cakes for family and friends. What you see here are the results! I’ve been doing a lot of fondant and gumpaste decorating lately, and I’m always looking for new techniques to learn.

Check out this blog and/or the my cakes page to see my latest projects. I’ve tried to include as much info as I can about each cake, but feel free to contact me with questions.